published Jan. 26, 2021, 9:37 p.m. by mariamagboola


What will you do as a man madly in love with a twin and want to keep her as a wife but she is insisting you must marry both she and her sister?

A set of twin Thembi and Thembisile do almost everything together and they plan to keep it that way!

When Sipho Njomane asked for Thembi’s hand in marriage, she told him her sister will be part of it.’ “You must be ready to take my sister as well. You must marry us both!” said Thembi.

Twins Thembi and Thembisile Ndlovu (37) lost their parents at an early age and had since remained together and will not be separated.

But prospective husband, Sipho Njomane (40) has said it is against his religion to have two wives.

“I love Sipho, but I cannot marry him and leave my sister behind,” said Thembi.

Thembisile said they lost their parents when they were very young and we knew we had to stand together no matter what,” she said.

“We vowed that if a man loves only one of us, he is not good enough for either of us.”;she added

Because of their work, the twins asked that their faces not appear in the paper.

Thembi said she met Sipho when her sister was not well and she had gone to buy food for them and get her medication.

She met Sipho in the pharmacy last year March and they exchanged numbers.

“I told Thembisile about the guy, and when he invited me for a date I took her with me and we always went out together,” she said.

“Sipho proposed in December, but I told him he’d have to marry us both.”

They said they understood his religious issue but will not break their vows.

Sipho told the local newspaper that both twins are good people, but he could even be expelled from his church.

“I don’t know what to do. I’m getting old and Thembi is the right person for me,” he said.

The twins’ uncle, Mathunjwa Ndima (71), said if they wanted to marry the same man, so be it.

“To marry one and leave the other behind can cause problems. It’s better if they marry the same man to stay as close as they are.”

Cultural expert Mtimande Ngwenya said the twins can be taken as one, so if Sipho marries them both his religion will not be affected.
“It is not like marrying two different people from different families,” he said.

He said Sipho should do the traditional marriage only once and pay for everything as he would do for one person.
“It’s a jackpot for Sipho. Two wives for a price of one,” said Ngwenya.

Will you agree with this arrangement if you are Sipho?

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Mariam Agboola

A graduate of Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria,had a stint in the teaching profession berfore going to a post graduate Diploma in Journalism. Ever since she has remained in the profession for which she is passionate about and she tells those that care to listen that "it is the best profession in the universe"